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28
May

Underground Emergency Response Co-ordinator

Industry Q&A 16 May, 2013 Cole Latimer As part of our new Q&A series we (Australian Mining) interview you, and find out what your job is day to day. In this edition we speak to David Gurr, an underground emergency response coordinator for Mincor Resources. Australian Mining: What are your primary roles and responsibilities in your

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26
May

Emergency Managers Prepare for a Changing Disaster Paradigm

Emergency management experts and sustainability planners say it’s important to begin planning for a changing paradigm, that plans based on historical data are out of date. So should there be a one-size-fits-all or all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness and response? Or should regions craft specific strategies for each type of disaster? Experts believe the prevailing

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24
May

Joint Commission Reviews Disaster Planning After Oklahoma

Megan Brooks  |  May 22, 2013 In the wake of the massive tornado that decimated Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, the Joint Commission today reiterated emergency management standards and the actions required of all Joint Commission–accredited healthcare organizations to prepare for an event ranging from natural disasters to a terrorist attack. During a telephone briefing, George Mills,

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22
May

Adelaide City Council creates CBD disaster plan

Tim Williams | City Messenger | April 26, 2013 11:02 AM PLANS to rebuild city landmarks, demolish unsafe buildings and dump rubble in the parklands after a major disaster are part of a new City Council emergency blueprint. The plan for the event of terrorism, earthquake, fire or pandemic comes as the US copes with

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06
May

Longer term individual and community needs after natural disaster: The experience of Central Queensland

Lifeline (as part of Uniting Care Community), along with other government and non-government organisations is a key signatory for the provision of Community Recovery Services following a disaster. Following the 2010-2011 flood disasters in Queensland, Lifeline Queensland, became concerned about the level of ongoing medium to longer term support available for the many rural and

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06
May

International focus for disaster research centre

Bound for Geneva Four emergency management specialists from Massey’s Joint Centre for Disaster Research at the Wellington campus are bound for Geneva this week for a United Nations forum addressing strategies to reduce natural disaster risk. Centre director Professor David Johnston, Associate Professor Sarb Johal, Dr Christine Kenney and research officer Tom Huggins will be

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28
Apr

Emergency Response Time At Risk

Tara Miko     |    27th Apr 2013 6:00 AM EMERGENCY response times are at risk due to the extensive Range works. Despite Queensland Fire and Rescue contingency plans, the already overrun crews are facing anxious waits behind trucks both up and down the Warrego Hwy. Station officer and United Firefighters Union delegate Tony Guse said officers

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22
Apr

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them

Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them By Ryan Fraser, CSIRO and Arwen Cross, CSIRO Imagine you’re a disaster manager and a large earthquake has just struck off the Australian coast. You know that part of the Australian coastline is about to be inundated by a tsunami but you need more information –

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05
Apr

ACMC funds new study on regional approaches to disaster management

As the frequency and intensity of sudden-onset natural disasters is expected to increase in the future as a result of global warming, it is more important than ever that governments and international responders enhance their capacity to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters. Substantial efforts are underway to enhance the capacity of governmental

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20
Mar

New Disaster Recovery Allowance Bill introduced

20 March 2013 For the first time there will be a permanent solution to providing disaster assistance to workers, small business people and farmers experience a loss of income as a direct result of a disaster. Attorney-General and Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus QC introduced the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Disaster Recovery Assistance) Bill,

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